Published: Nov 1, 2023
Written by: Kelsey

From Rushed Moments to Mindful Mornings: My Awakening to Mindfulness

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Amidst the whirlwind of never-ending to-do lists and the daily grind, finding a moment for self-reflection felt like an unattainable luxury. But then, I discovered the sanctuary that is mindfulness. Come along as I recount my first real journey into the realm of presence.

Starting a program that genuinely transformed my perspective on “living in the moment” was a game-changer. What began as a casual browse turned into an intense exploration. The philosophy hit home: being wholly engrossed in the here and now, mentally and physically. Zero distractions, no dwelling on past mistakes, no fretting about future worries—just unfiltered, genuine presence.

Diving into “living in the moment” isn’t just enlightening; it’s like permitting yourself to experience life as it unfolds. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the anxieties of what’s coming next or mulling over past decisions. But when you’re fully present, you’re actively participating in your life rather than just being a spectator.

So, let’s get into the nuts and bolts of it: being present means you’re not just physically there. You’re also mentally and emotionally invested. This is huge, especially in a world where our devices and to-do lists so easily sidetrack us and, let’s be honest, our wandering minds.

The beauty of being present is that it doesn’t just enhance your life; it positively impacts those around you. Think about it—when you’re wholly attentive in a conversation or entirely engaged in an activity, it elevates the experience for everyone involved. It’s kind of like a ripple effect of good vibes.

One practical tip for staying in the moment? Mindfulness techniques, like focused breathing or grounding exercises, can be helpful. These can serve as your personal “pause button,” allowing you to soak in your environment truly and how you’re feeling. Plus, these techniques can be therapeutic!

Trials, Triumphs, and Aha Moments:

Navigating the Mindfulness Maze wasn’t a joyride from the get-go, let me tell you. My first steps into meditation felt like weathering a mental tempest rather than finding a tranquil haven. Thoughts darted everywhere, getting lost in tangents and distractions. But guess what? Consistency was key. Over time, the mental chatter subsided, clearing the way for moments of genuine peace and insight. My internal dialogue transformed from a jarring noise into a calming hum.

That’s not to say it’s all smooth sailing now. Mindfulness is a daily practice, a continual challenge to strengthen your inner resolve. And yes, there will be days when it feels downright difficult—because welcome to the human experience, right? In those moments, cut yourself some slack, remembering that it’s the ongoing practice that builds resilience, not some unattainable ideal of perfection.

If my story resonates, even just a smidge, consider this your open invitation. I’m extending my hand to guide you into this lush mindfulness garden. Spoiler alert: you don’t have to trek miles to find it; it’s within you, just waiting to be unearthed.

Embark on this life-changing adventure and dive into the universe of mindfulness with us at Beautifully Broken Transformations. Every inhale, every stride, every flicker of a moment is a chance for genuine presence.

Till our next shared moment of mindfulness.

Kels

Book a coaching session now. For a more mindful and aligned version of yourself tomorrow!

Written by Kelsey Bornyk

My name is Kelsey Bornyk, and I am an artist, creator, chronic illness warrior, and coach who helps:

Guide female entrepreneurs to create calm, clarity and success in their business.

Transform challenges, break through barriers, and step into your power.

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